Modest amount of brisk walking weekly is enough to trim waistlines and cut the risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS), an increasingly frequent condition linked to obesity and a sedentary lifestyle.
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Elderly adults at risk for physical disabilities are able to adhere to a regular program of moderate exercise for one year.
Illinois legislation requires outdoor football stadiums, soccer fields, baseball fields and other outdoor facilities to have an automated external defibrillator on hand to help save lives in the event of a medical emergency.
Performed on a Krankcycle, an upper-body, stationary hand cycle that utilizes an adjustable, variable-resistance mechanism connected to a floating flywheel, Kranking is a new training system that focuses on upper-body cardiovascular training.
Physiotherapy can improve the daily lives of patients who have had knee replacement surgery due to osteoarthritis in the short term.
With fantasy football almost as popular as the real-life games, enthusiasts can now look to a physical therapist, an expert in musculoskeletal conditions, for a better understanding of the injuries plaguing their fantasy teams.
The contestants of NBC's hit show The Biggest Loser are showing off this season's latest fitness fashion accessory, the bodybugg armband, which measures the number of calories that they burn, aiding in their weight loss efforts.
Illinois Department of Public Health held its 13th annual Fitness Day to encourage employees who spend most of their day in the workplace, to be more physically active.
The Rhode Island Department of Health will host the first annual Rhode Island Sports & Fitness Expo for People with Disabilities, Their Families and Friends.
This is Physical Fitness Month, and I am with members of the President's Physical Fitness Council.
Their job is to encourage all Americans, young and old, to exercise.
During the summer of 2007, Lithia maintains a robust schedule of community activities.
While health club membership has grown by 63 percent since then, the number of Americans who exercise regularly represent just a fraction of the total population.
Minnetonka has been designated a "Governor's Fit City" promoting physical activity, exercise and fitness in Minnesota.
'Get Fit With Walgreens' Program Encourages Students to Get Healthy, and Stay Healthy Students from Nettlehorst Elementary School in Chicago learned about the importance of a healthy diet and exercise with their good friend, The Striped Vegetarius, one of the characters in the award-winning "Get Fit with Walgreens" program.
Now in its third year, the program is designed to help manage the obesity crisis among urban youth by encouraging students to better understand proper nutrition. (PRNewsFoto/Flowers Communications Group)
The Nebraska Health and Human Service System's Office of Women's Health encourages all women to participate in a new program called the WOMAN Challenge, dedicated to exercise and fitness.
By increasing their regular physical activity, students at Saint John the Baptist School in Tipton and Bloomfield Elementary School have won an Indiana Fever fitness clinic at their school.
Tai Chi may help older adults avoid getting shingles by increasing immunity to varicella-zoster virus and boosting the immune response to varicella vaccine in older adults.
Paper from University of Michigan family physicians details ways primary care doctors can help sedentary patients get moving and exercise more.
"Step It Up Hawai'i" kicked off - a 10-week public education campaign designed to encourage adults to walk 30 minutes or more, at least five days a week.
Commotio cordis is, in lay terms, sudden cardiac death that results from a blow to the chest wall.
New online movement-based exercise program at University of Michigan targets adults with CP to maintain mobility, function from the comfort of their home.
Players with less than perfect aim or an itch to relieve themselves on the course have given new meaning to the term scratch golfer.
The Westernized version of the 2,000 year old Chinese martial art significantly boosts the immune systems of older adults against the virus that leads to the painful, blistery rash known as shingles.